Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the remainder of the playoffs, after re-injuring his right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a team announcement.
Isaiah Thomas will miss the rest of the NBA Playoffs (aggravation of a right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear) pic.twitter.com/Bw9QYGhbqX
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Thomas origianlly suffered the injury in a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves back on March 15th that caused him to miss two regular season games. The injury was aggravated in a Game 6 loss to the Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference Semi-finals.
Isaiah Thomas originally suffered the injury on March 15 against the Timberwolves, Cs say.
Man, been going through this for two months.
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The following is from Boston team doctor Brian McKeon through the team’s announcement:
“Isaiah has worked tirelessly to manage this injury since it first occurred,” said McKeon. “The swelling increased during the first two games against Cleveland, and in order to avoid more significant long-term damage to his hip, we could no longer allow him to continue.”
Thomas did not travel to Cleveland with the team as he will mull over possible options. During the playoffs Thomas held averages of 23.3 points and 6.7 assists per game.